WHOLE LIFE COSTING IN ROAD BRIDGES APPLIED TO SERVICE LIFE PREDICTION

Functional performance is measured through a long-term economic analysis. In this paper, a whole life costs function intended for concrete road bridges is presented, in which all costs and benefits obtained from each bridge included in a road network from the design stage to its replacement/demolition are considered. The use of the function is exemplified by a case study in which the widening optimum time is obtained for a bridge showing deterioration of its level of service. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 882313.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 603-12

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00729500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-419-21210-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 26 1996 12:00AM